SBS Irresistible Delaware Adams SBS

ScottP

Active Member
#1


Sometimes a good, long walk helps re-set the breakers; after a few mis-steps this one came together pretty quickly when I got back.


hook - TMC 5212 #10
thread - UTC 140 olive
tail - moose body (variegated)
rib - x-small wire gold
abdomen - deer hair olive
body hackle - grizzly (undersize by 2)
wing - hen hackle tips
hackle - grizzly

mash barb, start thread; clean, stack, measure (shank length) a clump of moose body hair




tie in/trim butts; tie in rib






clean, trim a clump of deer hair; tie in with 2 soft loops, spin, pack






lather, rinse, repeat




and again; half hitch x 2, SHHAN




invert, lay razor blade on hook eye for cutting reference and push the blade straight back






rough cut body




rounding into shape




re-start thread, tie in hackle at front of body




spiral through the body to the tail




capture tip with rib, continue forward; helicopter end, trim tip






take a pair of hen hackle tips (= to gap width), put them together with the tips curving away from each other, measure for length (entire hook); tie in at 80% mark








trim butts, smooth with thread; pull wings up/back, wrap in front and between to set the proper angle






tie in hackle




wrap hackle, half hitch x 2, SHHAN








Regards,
Scott
 

Hal Eckert

Active Member
#2
Nice, light and dark irrestibles two of my favorite flys!!! From my boyhood days fishing the Catskills rivers, miss them
;)


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#4
That thing should fill my fly box back here (Maine) in 10's and 12's for Brookies and 6's and 8's for Smallies. It should also be the perfect top to a "hopper/dropper" rig.
One question:where do you find variegated moose hair (around here all the moose hair is basic black)?
 
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GAT

Dumbfounded
#6
I can see how those would float quite well. I may buy those but I sure as the devil would never tie one! There becomes a point that when tying a trout fly requires a lot of steps and specific techniques that I'm not all that great at performing, it goes against my "less is more" approach for trout flies so I don't tie those patterns.
 
#7
moose mane is "variegated"
Recipe calls for moose body. In any event moose mane is long stuff useful for tying sub quill bodies and mosquito patterns and such. You wouldn't/couldn't very well stack it for tailing. There are parts of the moose that might be "variegated", like the section that transitions from side to belly, but I don't think I've ever seen it offered for sale
 

ScottP

Active Member
#8
I found that patch of moose body hair at Duranglers, in Durango, CO a few years ago, and grabbed it as soon as I saw it. I'd never seen variegated, only very dark brown/black, and thought it'd make for some neat tailing material; I've been very happy with the results.

Regards,
Scott
 

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